S'attendre à quelque chose means to expect something. I know that in the lesson it is stated that this has a negative connotation in French. However, either this isn't very strong or it is a regional variation, because neither someone from Bordeaux nor from two people from Paris thought that there was a negative subtone to it. It simply means to expect something.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
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